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56 Executive roof emblem
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Hello all, anyone have any tips on how to clean & repair this emblem? Is it copper? Would 2 part epoxy work?

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Posted on: 2023/3/15 11:51
1956 Packard Executive 2 door hard top (5677A)
1956 Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan (5622)(parts car)
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Re: 56 Executive roof emblem
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You can easily re-solder the pin onto the emblem; there is hardly enough purchase area for the epoxy to hold.

The emblems are brass stampings and will polish up beautifully either by hand or on a buffing wheel. Clearcoat afterwards.

Posted on: 2023/3/15 12:26
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Ross, thanks so much for your advice
Will post a photo when fixed and cleaned up

Posted on: 2023/3/15 14:40
1956 Packard Executive 2 door hard top (5677A)
1956 Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan (5622)(parts car)
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Re: 56 Executive roof emblem
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What kind of solder/gun are you guys using for these types of projects? My little soldering gun is great for small electronics but it doesn't seem to have the power to do anything like this. And the solder that I use for electronics doesn't stick for these projects.

-Kevin

Posted on: 2023/3/15 18:19
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Re: 56 Executive roof emblem
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You would probably need one of the little propane-type irons to be hot enough for something of this size that would otherwise dissipate heat quickly from a smaller electric iron or gun.

Posted on: 2023/3/15 18:44
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Quote:

kevinpackard wrote:
What kind of solder/gun are you guys using for these types of projects? My little soldering gun is great for small electronics but it doesn't seem to have the power to do anything like this. And the solder that I use for electronics doesn't stick for these projects

Soldering irons used for electronics might not have enough wattage for this job. My dad had a heavy-duty soldering iron that he used to repair leaking radiator tubes - even gas tanks. Take a look at a Weller D550.

Posted on: 2023/3/16 8:30
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Re: 56 Executive roof emblem
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Soldering requires perfectly clean surfaces too. Probably wire wheel both surfaces to be soldered, then use a swipe of flux on the surface of each part and tin both surfaces before final soldering. That is, solder both surfaces and wipe with a clean cotton cloth to leave just a shinny film of solder, then put them together. This will allow the final solder to flow nicely into the joint for a strong weld. If it does not flow then it is a cold solder and has no strength.
Bob J.

Posted on: 2023/3/16 10:14
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Re: 56 Executive roof emblem
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Great feedback gentlemen, thanks so much!!

Posted on: 2023/3/16 19:10
1956 Packard Executive 2 door hard top (5677A)
1956 Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan (5622)(parts car)
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